Draken Watches now shipping from SA direct!

We’re excited to announce that Draken Watches now has a dispatch office in South Africa! This means that South African orders will be packaged and shipped locally, so you won’t have to deal with import taxes and duty fees. The other big change is that you can now shop and pay in South African Rands. […]

Tugela GMT, yeah baby!

Yep, sometimes we do follow market trends, and the popularity of the Tugela Super Blue LE could not be ignored. We’ve had so many requests for the Super Blue LE since the limited 120 pieces sold out, that we had to find a way to bring that colour combo back. So, please let me introduce […]

Draken supports rhino anti-poaching

To celebrate the launch of the new Draken watch, the Kruger, we are proud to support a wildlife ranger sponsorship program, in association with Anti-poaching and Tracking Specialists, (ATS).  ATS is an award-winning, rhino protection, illegal wildlife trafficking, and canine organisation, safeguarding special species in one of the largest private conservancies in Africa. ATS has […]

Introducing the Kruger chronograph

When I started Draken 5 years ago, I set out to create a brand of watches that would be durable, reliable and unique. Our first watch – the Tugela – drew inspiration from the rugged terrain of the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. Since then the brand has continuously pushed the envelope with unique designs and features, most […]

The next model from Draken

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working hard on the design of the Kruger pilot chronograph. Design is a part of this job I absolutely love, so it wasn’t that hard to find the motivation to work till 12AM most nights.  Chronograph design is particularly challenging. Getting all the elements to fit […]

Making of the Benguela – The Movements

We have some exciting news to share about the movement(s) for the Benguela. (Notice the hint there?)  But first, let’s talk movements. If you walk into a watch shop at your local mall, 90 percent of the watches will have quartz movements. This means a battery powers a quartz oscillator, which keeps the movement ticking […]

Partnership with photographer Alex Nail

We’re very excited to announce that we are the official watch sponsor for renowned landscape photographer and adventurer – Alex Nail! We first came across Alex when he captured this incredible time-lapse of the Drakensburg mountains: Since then, Alex has done a score of epic photography missions around the world, to some of our planet’s […]

The Draken Kalahari prototypes are here!

Actually, they have been here a couple of weeks now, and what an exciting 2 weeks it has been! Firstly I want to say that I am absolutely thrilled with how they turned out. The quality surpassed my expectations, and the details are truly stunning. There are a lot of great features about this watch […]